Something More: Redeeming Arrietty, Shinto Symbol Sasami-san, and 10 Signs You Might Be a Christian Otaku

Conservative Protestant website/publication, Christianity Today, places The Secret World of Arrietty among its honorable mentions in its listing of the “Most Redeeming Films of 2012.” [Christianity Today]

Meanwhile, the first episode of Sasami-san@Ganbaranai has grabbed attention for it’s religious allusions.  Omo gives a great breakdown of the Shinto symbolism in episode one [Omonomono] while Zyl comments on some of these symbols as well [Sea Slugs!]

D.M. Dutcher gives an overview of anime and manga and of what Christians unfamiliar with the medium should be cautious. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

And I’m a week or two late on this one, but I thought it good to include Dutcher’s list of “Ten Signs You Might Be A Christian Otaku,” which includes gems like the following [Cacao, put down the shovel!]:

6. You’ve had to repent of thinking that there is one God of the Wired, and Her name is Lain. You’ve also wondered if when you die,  God might actually look like a bratty Japanese schoolgirl.


As part of the Something More series of posts, each week Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality.  If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please email TWWK if you’d like it included. 

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